Barbara MacKie MA, BA (Hons), Dip CBT
Hello, my name is Barbara, I am a fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, and a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I work within an organisation, as well as working within my own private practice, alongside two other qualified counsellors. I offer counselling for individuals aged 18+. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework.
You and your counsellor
The relationship between you and your counsellor is one of the most significant factors in the effectiveness of your counselling sessions. The aim is to build a relationship based on trust with your counsellor, and feel able to confide in them your feelings and emotions. As a qualified counsellor, I am trained to listen with empathy and openness to all you have to share, and I have professional experience supporting clients with the problems that they may be facing. I am not there to judge you, or force you to take a particular course of action. Instead, a counsellors role is to help you develop a better understanding of yourself and of others so that you can make positive choices for yourself.
It is not uncommon to feel uncertain or hesitant about seeking help. In the initial session there is an opportunity for us to meet each other and explore whether counselling could be helpful to you. There is no obligation to ongoing work at this point.
If you decide you would like to continue, we would agree together regular days and times to meet on an ongoing basis. The setting up of regular sessions is important in order to facilitate, and give momentum to, the therapeutic process. Most people find that regular contact provides a sense of security and continuity whilst they are working on their emotional difficulties.
You can contact me via telephone or email Barbara1975@hotmail.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Person-Centred counsellor, and a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT).
After gaining a BA (Hons) in Counselling, I gained a Master’s Degree at Leeds University studying Psychological Therapies. I have gained many experiences working alongside a service supporting clients who have experienced; domestic abuse, sexual violence, rape and serious sexual offences. Alongside my own private practice at home, I work as a voluntary counsellor for Open Door. Which is a unique facility within the heart of Grimsby. Opendoor provides GP, health care and social support services, information, advice and guidance. Their aim is to ensure that people have the opportunity to improve their lives through a combination of integrated and flexible services all based around health and wellness.
Certificate in Counselling Studies - Grimsby College 2007
BA (Hons) 2017
Safeguarding awareness L1
Core Training with Zoe Lodrick in the neuroscience of sexualised trauma, 2016
Domestic Abuse L1 and L2
Transactional Analysis - TA101 - Hull
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I employ an up-to-date enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure safeguarding. I am fully insured, and this includes visiting clients at home.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Concessions for students.
Concession for NHS staff
Eap rates – available upon request
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 9am- 7pm Saturday 10am- 5pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|